Route History

Fares

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
09.09.36
AM
8LT
8LT
8LT
lt logo New Route

BEXLEYHEATH Trolleybus Depot - Erith Road - Bexleyheath Broadway - Crook Log - Avenue Road - Pickford Lane - Long Lane - King Harold's Way - Leckwith Avenue - Glenview - Bedonwell Road - Woolwich Road - Bostall Hill - Plumstead High Street - Plumstead Road - Beresford Square - WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham

1939 map woolwich town plan 1939

Extracted from 1939 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

20.11.40
AM
7LT
8LT+
7LT
    1LT/99    

BEXLEYHEATH Trolleybus Depot - Erith Road - Bexleyheath Broadway - Crook Log - Avenue Road - Pickford Lane - Long Lane - Okehampton Crescent - Wickham Lane - Plumstead High Street - Plumstead Road - Beresford Square - WOOLWICH Earl of Chatham
Diverted at Long Lane via Okehampton Crescent and Wickham Lane instead of King Harold's Way

1940 map
Map extracted from 1940 historical map drawn by Mike Harris showing new routeing via Okehampton Crescent which would also have been more convenient for crew change overs
13.04.49
AM
18RTL
17RTL
9RTL

Converted from LT to RTL type

04.05.55
AM
16RT
15RT+1/53
6RT

RTL type withdrawn in favour of RT type.

30.04.58
AM
16RT
15RT+1/53
6RT
122 times
Scanned from April 1958 Red Book, the complete book is available from the Sales List
01.07.64
AM
36RT
33RT
6RT

CRYSTAL PALACE - Westwood Hill - Kirkdale - Dartmouth Road - Forest Hill - Brockley Rise - Adelaide Avenue - Lewisham - Lee Green - Eltham Green - Westhorne Avenue - Well Hall Road - Academy Road - Woolwich - Plumstead - Pickford Lane - Bexleyheath - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (Suns) Erith Road - Colyers Lane - North End - Bridge Road - Slade Green Road - Hazel Road - Whitehall Lane - Forest Road - return via Cedar Road - SLADE GREEN STATION
Mon-Sat extended from Bexleyheath to Slade Green Station.
Daily extended from Woolwich to Crystal Palace via withdrawn 186.

1964 map woolwich town plan 1964


Extracted from July 1964 historical map drawn by Mike Harris
The Greater London Bus Map

1964 times
Extracted from July 1964 Red Book
18.04.70
AM
33RT
26RT
13RT

CRYSTAL PALACE - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri/Sun) - SLADE GREEN STATION (Sats)
Mon-Fri withdrawn between Bexleyheath Garage and Slade Green - replaced by revised 132.

RT720 Eltham Green
© Malcolm Allan
22.04.78
AM1+
24RM
19RM
11RM

CRYSTAL PALACE - BEXLEYHEATH GARAGE
Withdrawn between Bexleyheath and Slade Green - this section now covered by daily service on Route 89

RM257

RM257 at Bexleyheath Garage

© Steve Thoroughgood

03.02.80
AM1+
24MDc
19MDc
11MDc

Converted to double deck door buses (Scania Metropolitan) type.

31.10.81
AM1+
24MDc
20MDc
11MDc

Plumstead (AM) closed - allocation moved to new garage (PD)

MD31

MD31 part of a line up at Crystal Palace

Jeff LLoyd collection


22.11.82
PD1+
21Tc
19Tc
10Tc

MD type withdrawn in favour of Leyland Titan.

23.04.83
PD1+
26T
22T
9T

Converted to One Person Operation.

T89

T89 is seen at the first stop on route for Bexleyheath at Crystal Palace

This image available on the
Titan download

27.10.84
BX121+
6T
6T
--
 
PD1+
18T+1/99
20T
9T

Bexleyheath allocation introduced on Mon-Sat although BX mainly plied between Bexleyheath and Woolwich except for a few early and late journeys which went through to Crystal Palace.
The Mon-Fri daytime service was run in two sections BX - Forest Hill and PD to Crystal Palace.

24.05.86
BX121+
3L
4L
--
 
PD1+
21L+1/272
22L
9L

Leyland Olympian introduced.

16.08.86
PD1+
24L+
25L
9L
    1L/272    

Bexleyheath Garage closed - allocation moved to Plumstead (PD)

L23

L23 General Gordon Place

This image available on the
Leyland Olympian download

16.01.88
PD1+
16L/T
16L/T
9L/T

CRYSTAL PALACE - PLUMSTEAD STATION
Withdrawn between Plumstead and Bexleyheath - this section covered by new Route 422. and B11

01.04.89
PD1+
16L/T
16L/T
9L/T
selkent logo London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off
V315

Northern Counties Palatine - V315 is seen at the Woolwich Arsenal Station stop

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

06.09.94
PD1+
15L/T
14L/T
8L/T
logo Selkent purchased by Stagecoach
05.02.00
PD1+
16TA
14TA
7TA

Start of new Contract. which remained with Stagecoach operated from Plumstead Garage (PD) with new low floor buses (TA))

TA300

TA300 at the Lewisham Centre

Dennis Trident Alexander ALX400 10.5M TA300 can be found on the Stagecoach Picture CD

29.06.02
PD1+
14TA
7TA
7dd

Contract renewal

30.08.06
PD1+
14TA
7TA
7dd
selkent logo Stagecoach purchased by Australian Bank  Macquarie trading as East London Group
10.02.07
PD1+
16TA
14TA
10TA

Contract renewal

17302

When this picture was taken in 2010 on a stormy day at Crystal Palace the blinds had been reduced to two line - the running number plate was in front windscreen and the "TA" had been changed t0 "17"

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

14.10.10
PD1+
16TA
14TA
10TA
logo Company purchased by Stagecoach
11.02.12
PD1+
16TA
14TA
10TA

Contract renewal

19825

AD Trident Enviro 19825 with White Roundel and strangely a running number holder even though Stagecoach no longer uses them

This image available on the
Stagecoach  download

21.07.12
TL21+
16TA
14TA
10TA

Allocation moved from Plumstead (PD) to Catford (TL)

18.08.12
PD21+
16TA
14TA
10TA

Allocation moved back to Plumstead (PD)

122 times

Operating Garages

PD Plumstead
Changeover point at garage

AM Plumstead
Changeover point at garage

BX Bexleyheath
Changeover point at garage

TL Catford
Changeover point Plumstead Garage or Crystal Palace - drivers being ferried from Catford Garage

Current stands and turning points

Dartford tt

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